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Healthcare cybersecurity specialist shortlisted for major National Cyber Award

Cylera, a global pioneer in Healthcare IoT and medical device cybersecurity solutions, has been recognised for its cutting-edge approach to cybersecurity and shortlisted in the ‘Innovation in Cyber’ category at the National Cyber Awards 2023.

The National Cyber Awards celebrate excellence in the UK’s cyber industry and recognise individuals, institutions and organisations leading the way in the sector, rewarding those who are committed to cyber innovation, cyber crime reduction and protecting citizens online. The awards are sponsored and supported by the National Crime Agency, Ministry of Defence, National Police Chiefs Council and The Charted Institute of Information Security.

Cylera has been identified by the judging panel for its contribution to cybersecurity innovation and its proactive approach to helping safeguard hospitals and patients from rising threats. According to reports, cyber-attacks on the global healthcare sector are continuing to grow. In 2022 healthcare organisations experienced an average of 1,426 attacks per week, an increase of 60% on the year before, with the average cost of a data breach in the region of £7.8million. Just last month, the NHS suffered a breach impacting patient records at two NHS Trust Ambulance services, including the South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust, which covers Gloucestershire, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, and the Isles of Scilly, as well as the South Central Ambulance Service Trust.

Cylera provides the most accurate and extensible platform for healthcare IoT intelligence and security to optimise patient care, service availability, and cyber defences across diverse healthcare environments. The solution identifies, categorises, assesses, and monitors known and unknown IoMT assets with unparalleled high fidelity to deliver comprehensive asset inventory, usage telemetry and analytics, cyber risk prioritisation, and threat remediation.

The company has seen a 300% increase in revenue year on year since 2021 and has experienced substantial growth, including expanding its global team by 30% in the last 12 months. Cylera has offices in Cheltenham, UK, and in the U.S. and mainland Europe. As a specialist in healthcare IoT cybersecurity and a premier supplier of cybersecurity solutions to the NHS and hospitals in the U.S., Cylera’s expertise is trusted by organisations worldwide, including those in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East.

On being shortlisted, Steve Brigden, Head of Cylera UK&I, said: “It’s an honour to be recognised by The National Cyber Awards. The awards acknowledge the contribution of individuals and organisations that are proactively finding solutions and providing expertise in helping keep the British public safe from increased cyber threats globally. Cylera’s mission is to help protect our National Health Service, as well as healthcare providers around the world, ensuring those working in the sector can continue to deliver outstanding care services to patients.”

The National Cyber Awards evening takes place on Monday 25th September 2023 at London Novotel West, London and are being hosted by Gordon Corera, the BBC’s Security Correspondent.